Tourism creates opportunities, but also challenges
Griffith Institute for Tourism offer services and innovative solutions to help businesses, destinations and communities understand and plan for a sustainable tourism future.
We specialise in consultancy to all levels of the tourism industry. Our extensive skills and expertise are founded in practically focused research from management and utilisation of big data to future planning of sustainable practice in the light of climate change.
Extensive networking within the industry and with regulators and policy makers ensures that our research and advice are timely and relevant in the rapidly evolving tourism sector, giving due weight to the economic, social and environmental impacts, both positive and negative, that successful and sustainable projects must take into account.
Past industry projects
State Tourism satellite account
Associate Professor Tien Pham has been instrumental in developing the State Tourism Satellite Accounts. He recently assisted TRA in updating the State TSA model.
“The State Tourism Satellite Accounts show the importance of tourism to the economy for each of Australia’s states and territories, presenting key data on consumption, employment and economic activity during 2018–19. They provide an accurate reflection of the tourism industry during a more typical economic environment, before COVID-19 and Australia’s 2019–20 summer bushfires.” (TRA, 2020).
Economic impact of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (2018)
The Queensland Government and the Office of the Commonwealth Games (OCG) commissioned Griffith University to assess the economic and employment legacy benefits of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). Dr Tien Pham and project team utilises a Tourism Computable General Equilibrium (CGE).
GC2018 was a major sporting and cultural event for the city, and attracted a large number of visitors from across the globe. The tourism effect contributed significantly to the overall economic success of the Games.
climate change toolkit
The World Economic Forum has identified climate change as one of the major global risks facing the future of our planet. Future mitigation and adaption strategies need to be developed at a destination wide level to address extreme weather events, the depletion of natural resources and the transition towards a decarbonised economy.
Griffith Institute for Tourism together with Earthcheck have developed the ClimateCheck Toolkit to provide a practical resource to help destinations both gain an understanding of their readiness to address climate change and the action that can be undertaken to help their industry to respond to climate risks and opportunities.